Thanks to several images of the facelifted Toyota Avanza now making the rounds on the Internet, we now have a rough idea of what the updated seven-seater MPV will look like. Well, there are now more pictures – from Indonesian portal AutonetMagz – to flesh out that idea even further, including one low-resolution photo of the interior.

As previously indicated, these images show how different both the regular and “sporty” faces will become – the standard front fascia will take on a rather Honda HR-V-aping look, with a thick upper chrome bar connecting the headlights and an enormous trapezoidal grille.

Regular face (left) and “sporty”/Veloz face (right)

The alternate face, on the other hand, features a more Vios-like look, with projector headlights, a slim upper grille and a large downturned lower grille connected to the fog lights. It appears that Toyota wants to increase the differentiation between the two different looks – very Perodua-like, we might add – to justify the two different badges they carry in Indonesia – the latter is sold there as the Avanza Veloz.

On the other hand, the rear of the car is largely unchanged save for updated tail light clusters (now with decorative elements that encroach into the tailgate), as well as a new chrome number plate garnish that connects them.


Not much can be garnered from the sole interior photo, but even here we can see that the Avanza will gain some sort of touchscreen infotainment system, as well as what appears to be a new gearlever with a revised silver base surround. Also reportedly confirmed are new colour schemes (black and brown for the regular Avanza, full-black on the Veloz) and a three-point seatbelt for the centre second-row seat.

Interestingly, under the bonnet, the Avanza is set to gain Dual VVT-i, which will help improve emissions and fuel economy; it is unclear, however, which of the two engines currently available – 1.3 litre and 1.5 litre petrol mills – will receive the technology. The existing five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are expected to carry over.